August 14, 2019

Leicestershire County Show gets support from Andrew Granger & Co

Andrew Granger & Co Ltd has sponsored the upcoming Leicestershire County Show for the fourth year in a row. The two-day annual event which takes place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August this year is organised by the Leicestershire Agricultural Society and describes itself as celebrating rural life with livestock, equine classes and a […]

July 31, 2019

East Midlands residents are the most frequent home movers in the UK

new house keys

New research from property website Zoopla has revealed that those living in the East Midlands area move to a new house on average every 17.9 years making them the most frequent movers in the country. The research is based on analysis of the Land Registry and Registers of Scotland figures to find average property turnover […]

July 20, 2018

Market Harborough enjoys the Waitrose effect

  Recent research shows that properties close to a branch of Waitrose cost £43, 571 more than they did in 2014. Market Harborough is lucky enough to enjoy the benefits of the so-called Waitrose effect, but it’s more than just an upmarket supermarket that’s boosting house prices by attracting people to the town and its […]

May 24, 2018

Most unusual houses for sale in Leicestershire this month

We all love searching through property listings. Even if we currently have no desire to move home, it’s in our nature as Brits to have a nosey at pictures of other properties in the area. Having an occasional look at Leicestershire properties might give you some design ideas for your own home or if you […]

November 20, 2017

Is it wise to buy a renovation home?

Happy young couple moving in new house

Most homes that are purchased will need some form of renovation work. It’s extremely unlikely that, as a buyer, you find the perfect property to move into that requires absolutely no touching up to get it the way you like. In this post, we’re not talking about a touch of paint. We’ll be focusing on […]

August 29, 2017

Should you use property as a retirement plan?

Retirement investment property

Retirement and investing in property   It’s been a long term debate: pension or property? Trends seem to suggest that there are a growing number of people favouring investment in property as a means of providing themselves with an income through their retirement. Upon retirement, the majority buy an annuity with their savings that provides […]

August 9, 2017

Questions to ask when looking for somewhere to rent

Looking for a house to rent

Questions for prospective renters to ask   Choosing a rental property, for most, is a task that takes time and there are many factors that come into the decision-making process. However, some people can find themselves rushing into a property after thinking that it’s their dream place, only to be disappointed after a few weeks […]

August 5, 2017

First time buyers compromising location to get on property ladder

First time buyers property ladder location

The landscape for first time buyers seems to be improving. There are a number of schemes to help first time buyers financially and the government has pledged to build more starter homes. Never the less, saving up a deposit and finding a suitable, affordable home can be a difficult task for to-be homeowners. Whether you’re […]

June 28, 2017

Negotiating the price when selling your home

Handshake property deal

When it comes to selling your home there is a lot to consider before you may even receive an offer. But here we are, you’ve received your first offer, congratulations! It’s a common occurrence for buyers to try their luck and test the water with a low offer, hoping to get a bargain. You yourself […]

June 12, 2017

Preventing the wrong house choice as a first time buyer

Excited couple first time buyers

Buyers remorse with your first home   Regretting a property purchase is a nightmare for everyone. But because of rising house prices, finding the perfect first home is more important than ever for new buyers. It’s an important decision to make, all those months and possibly years of saving boils down to the choice made […]